Sunday, November 7, 2010

Panthers' fake punt spurs team to.... nothing

Carolina actually ran a nice play that gained some yardage in the third quarter -- on a fake punt.

On fourth-and-4 from their own 40, Carolina lined up as if to punt but quick-snapped the ball to reserve linebacker Jordan Senn, who barely stretched for the necessary yardage.

This brought a huge cheer from the remaining fans (and there are a surprising number of them left).

Alas for the Panthers, they then got a 27-yard pass to Steve Smith (Jimmy Clausen's first really good throw of the game) negated due to a seriously wrong offensive pass interference call on Smith. That put Carolina in first-and-20, and you know they aren't making that.

So, eventually, they punted for real.

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